Ontario reports nearly 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Ontario reported 1,691 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 522,465.

“Locally, there are 455 new cases in Toronto, 326 in Peel and 173 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

For comparison, last Sunday 2,199 cases were reported.

Fifteen new deaths were also announced on May 23, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,614.

A total of 493,179 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,458.

More than 31,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 15,004,716 tests and 9,513 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 5.7 per cent, which is down from Saturday’s report, when it was six per cent, and down from last Sunday’s report, when it was 6.8 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,041 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 166), with 693 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down by 13), 480 of whom are on a ventilator (down by 24).

As of Saturday evening, 8,065,607 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 140,330.

So far, 531,603 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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